Weekly News Circular – 12 May 2017

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 5 to 12 May 2017.


Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads – Reuters


‘You can tell by the way I use my walk…’ – BBC News

Data protection

Personal AI Privacy Watchdog Could Help You Regain Control of Your Data – MIT Technology Review


With James Comey Out at the FBI, American Privacy Could Take a Hammering – MIT Technology Review


Net neutrality: why the next 10 days are so important in the fight for fair internet – The Guardian

Trump signs cyber security executive order – Reuters

Uber Suffers Bloody Nose in Its Fight to Conquer Europe – The New York Times

EU to tackle complaints over tech companies’ trading practices – Reuters

Facebook must delete hate postings, Austria court rules – BBC News


Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data – MIT Technology Review

How Encrypted Weather Data Could Help Corporate Blockchain Dreams Come True – MIT Technology Review

New York City Has a Bold Plan to Fight Homelessness with Data – MIT Technology Review

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